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Restaurants in Venice

It's easy to pay handsomely for a bad meal in Venice. There are lots of restaurants in Venice that target only tourists and meal prices stay high since the city consistently draws so many people from all over the world. Seafood in general is done very well and tasty tramezzini sandwiches can be found practically everywhere. Bacari, or bars serving food, are a great option for small plates and wine. After dinner, we recommend a walk down the piazza to Pasticceria Tonolo, a bakery that's been whipping up delicious cakes topped with crystallized fruits for more than 120 years. Here are three of the best restaurants in Venice among hundreds of options.

  • Al Pontil Dea Giudecca—This Venice restaurant serves only three lunch dishes that change daily. Their home-cooked Italian meals just may be one of the best you ever eat.
  • Anice Stellato—North of the city, this locally beloved bacaro serves perfectly spiced fish.
  • El Pecador—Based out of a red double-decker bus, El Pecador prepares some of the tastiest sandwiches in the city.
  • Al Covo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Well-crafted dishes like house-made gnocchi with baby calamari and spider crab. More
  • Al Fontego dei Pescatori

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Al Graspo de Ua

    From Food +  Wine: Longtime Harry's Bar manager Lucio Zanon brought glamour and great food back to this former celebrity stomping ground with a stu... More
  • Al Prosecco

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Alle Testiere

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With only 24 seats and a strong following, getting a reservation can be a challenge, but if you succeed, you'll be rewarded with fresh seafood—incl... More
  • Angolo di Tanit

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Antiche Carampane

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Only those in the know will find their way to this hidden gem within a maze of winding alleys. Over the past couple of years the portions have beco... More
  • Avogaria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Bacaro Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Boccadoro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Ca dei Frati

    For a sumptuous meal with a view of the lagoon, take the free speedboat to the San Clemente Palace hotel and enjoy a decadent dinner of ginger-flav... More
  • Ca' d'Oro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Ca' d'Oro alla Vedova

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Venice’s most authentic osteria. Inside, patrons fill up on Venetian cicheti such as lightly spiced meatballs, a pre-dinner favorite. More
  • Cavatappi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Centrale Restaurant & Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The bar and restaurant near Teatro La Fenice eschews typically fusty Venetian ambience in favor of spider-web metal chairs, a chameleon-hued backli... More

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